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Breviary (1967-1988)

excerpt The sweet-watered Danube plunges into the salt-watered sea with a sluggish sort of rage soon to be changed into tranquil candor – the grand finale of a classic novel. Fabulous, resplendent, etc. , the Delta comes across at times as a sheer waste of waters, an

The Maritime Cemetery Of Sulina

I enter Sulina as one would enter a myth; that is to say, I have that feeling of chimerical quality, of life heightened into memory. The ship sets anchor, therefore I find myself at Sulina, the gateway to the Delta, watching the white countenance of the town, the neatly

The Europolis Cemetery

THE LEGEND OF THE CEMETERY Sulina was the setting for a very beautiful love story. It was a cosmopolitan, bohemian town, brimming with life, and the inspiration for Pierre Loti's short stories. The nightlife of the cabarets went on frenetically, with sailors and revellers

Europolis

excerpts Sulina – named after the chief of a Cossack horde – is the gateway to the Danube. Hereabouts, the grain went out and the gold came in. The key to this gateway passed during the course of time from one pocket to another, after endless battles, by arms and by

Medals Of The European Danube Commission

Fig. 1. Lifeguard medal with ribbonFig. 2. Medal of the European Danube Commission Fig. 3. Medal commemorating fifty years of the European Danube Commission Fig. 4. Medal commemorating seventy-five years since the founding of the European Danube Commission The 1906 bulletin

The European Danube Commission

The European Danube Commission (EDC) was founded following the Paris Peace Treaty of 1856, after the conclusion of the Crimean War. The Peace Treaty was signed by the great European powers previously engaged in military conflict: England, Austria, France, Italy, Prussia,

Sulina: Past And Present

In the late 19th century, Sulina, although modest in size, was one of the most prosperous towns in Romania, thanks to the activities of the European Danube Commission. Numerous edifices and monuments (presented below), which have survived to the present day, although now

Sulina In History

Today, Sulina is Romania's easternmost port. It is easy to find on any map of the world: one merely has to trace the course of the Danube to the point where it empties into the sea. There, at the river's end, on a spit of land, a group of people settled and prospered,

Sulina - A European Destiny

Institute for Ecomuseum Research in Tulcea Sulina is the easternmost settlement on Romanian – and the EU – territory, with a distinct history of its own. The oldest mention of the name 'Sulina' (Selinas) is found in the work De administrando Imperio, written

Recommended Tourist Trails

Trail no. 1TULCEA – THE MILE 35 CHANNEL – THE SIREASA DISTRIBUTARY – THE ŞONTEA DISTRIBUTARY – THE OLGUŢA CHANNEL – THE OLD DANUBE – MILE 23 VILLAGE – LEBĂDA – MALIUC – THE SULINA ARM – TULCEA The trail sets out from Tulcea, the main port of entry

A Story With Two Little Slippers And One Little Frog

Once upon a time there were two naughty cousins, two little cute girls: beady-eyed Miruna and fair-haired Marina. The little damsels wore their hair in plaits and fastened in ribbons and had frilly, fancy dresses. Except that little damsels stands not only for some ladies

Jacques Yves Cousteau And The Unique Natural Park

excerpt Commander Jacques Cousteau first met Romania at the beginning of his career and came back after 1990 in order to evaluate the quality of the environment, study the pollution and its consequences on the environment, and formulate opinions on how to protect the life